Timeline Project entries from 16 May, 2011 to 23 May, 2011


The capture of this small Eutch East Indies island (and it's two airfields) was an important step to support the liberation of the Philippines. The base remained a supply hub for the remainder of the war.

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759 Japanese troops are killed during the capture of Wakde island by US troops from the 163rd Regimental Combat Team of the 41st Infantry Division (supported by naval task force 77). 40 American troops are killed during the operation.

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1941-05-16Last German Air Raid

German bombers attack London in what would be the last major air raid on the British capital.

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